How to resolve “No account or login hint was passed to the AcquireTokenSilent” with a Web App and no persistent token cache

You have implemented Microsoft Authentication Library or Microsoft Identity Web and now you are seeing the following error message: No account or login hint was passed to the AcquireTokenSilent The root cause is because the Token Cache is empty when you are trying to acquire a token silently when account was attempted to be pulled from MSAL. So on Web Applications like Asp.Net or Asp.Net Core, this is generally when…

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Use logging to troubleshoot Azure AD protected Web API Authentication or Authorization errors

The sample web API application in this blog uses .Net 6 Framework and Microsoft.Identity.Web nuget package to Azure AD protect the Web API. I use Serilog framework for logging the debug output both to the console window and to the local file. This sample assumes you already have a web API application registered in Azure AD. If you are not familiar with how to do that refer to my previous…

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Using Azure Identity Client with VB.Net or C# to get a KeyVault secret

This blog post will show you how to use the Azure Identity Client library in VB.Net and C# to use a Managed Identity to access a secret in KeyVault. This is assuming that you already have a keyVault secret and the user has the proper access policy to read a keyvault secret. This post will not show you how to do those tasks, only how to implement the Azure Identity…

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Using Microsoft Graph PowerShell SDK to manage user consented permissions

The oAuth2PermissionGrant object keeps a record of user consented permissions (Delegated Permissions) in a tenant. There is one OAuth2PermissionGrant object (identified by Consent ID) for each combination of client application, resource application, and user. The sample PowerShell script in this post will perform the following tasks: Remove all MS Graph Delegated permissions (if any) for the user Perform user consent for an initial set of MS Graph permission Update the…

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Update your Azure AD-integrated applications to use TLS 1.2

Recently our support team has seen quite a few cases where customer applications have been working for years and recently started failing with one of the following error messages:. These errors are often seen in applications targeting an old version of .Net Framework. AADSTS1002016: You are using TLS version 1.0, 1.1 and/or 3DES cipher which are deprecated to improve the security posture of Azure ADIDX20804: Unable to retrieve document from:…

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Troubleshooting 403 Authorization error when calling Microsoft Graph Security API

You may get the following 403 error when using Microsoft Graph Security API to call various end points (https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/security/alert, https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/security/secoreScores, etc…) “Auth token does not contain valid permissions or user does not have valid roles” Root Cause The above error can occur if the access token is missing the following requirement: The token does not have the required Microsoft Graph permission for the https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0 (or beta)/security/xxx entity endpoint being used…

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How to Solve Failed Authentication After Publishing App to Google Play Store

Issue Description You successfully implemented Azure AD Authentication in your Android app with the Microsoft Authentication Library. The application built and executed perfectly and passed all QA testing with flying colors. And then you published the application on Google Play. And authentication doesn’t work after installing the app. If you exposed authentication error messages to the user, or had them sent to your team, then you might see an error…

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How to use Microsoft Graph SDK for PowerShell to update a registered Device’s Extension Attribute

Below is a sample PowerShell script showing how to update a registered device’s extension attribute. The sample uses extensionAttriubte3. You can easily swap this out to a different one. Refer to the Update Device documentation for more info. Note: The above device update operation requires the signed in user to be in either the Intune Administrator role or Global Administrator role.

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How to enable MSAL for Java (MSAL4J) logging in a Spring Boot application

In this blog, I’ll show how to enable MSAL4J logging using the logback framework in a spring boot web application. I’ll use our Azure AD B2C web sample here. The complete code for this blog is on github. Refer to the MSAL for Java logging documentation for more info. There are 3 main things you need to do for logging to work 1) Include the logback package in the pom.xml…

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Using Microsoft.Identity.Web to request multiple different Azure AD Access Tokens

There are times a web application may need to log in a user and call different backend Azure AD protected web APIs. The web application would need to obtain different Access Tokens, one for each web API. In this post I will attempt to demonstrate how this can be done using MIcrosoft.Identity.Web nuget package. This sample shows how to get tokens for Microsoft Graph resource and a custom web API…

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